Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning for Children and Youth in Emergency Settings

The purpose of this paper is to clarify relevant terminologies and approaches relating to psychosocial well-being and social and emotional learning (SEL) in education in crisisaffected contexts, and to explore how psychosocial support (PSS) and social and emotional learning relate to one another. The target audiences for this paper are education practitioners, academics, and policy-makers working in education in emergencies andprotracted crises. To clarify, the term “education in emergencies” refers to the educational responses—formal and non-formal—that are appropriate in immediate and sudden emergencies, and to the provision of education during chronic crises and early postcrisis reconstruction phases (Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies [INEE], 2010; UNESCO, 2006).